Positive trash talk in White Rock

City of White Rock officials were singing the praises of garbage-collection staff last week, following a hefty one-day pickup.

According to a Jan. 4 release, staff and contract workers collected three days' worth of garbage in one day – Dec. 28 – amassing an estimated 40 tonnes of solid waste, recycling and green waste combined.

To get the job done, engineering and operations employees were pulled off other jobs and five additional trucks were rented, states Rob Thompson, the city's director of engineering and municipal operations.

"Ensuring smooth and efficient waste collection over the holiday season is important to us," Thompson states. "I'm pleased with how smoothly the process went after the statutory holidays."

For residents needing more blue boxes, recycling bags or food-waste bags, extras are available at the city's operations yard (877 Keil St.), city hall (15322 Buena Vista Ave.), White Rock Community Centre (15154 Russell Ave.), Kent Street Activity Centre (1475 Kent St.) and Centennial Park Leisure Centre (14600 North Bluff Rd.).



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